Trump Claims Migrant Caravan in Mexico Has 'Unknown Middle Easterners'

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On Monday, President Donald Trump took to social media to echo the secretary's concerns and announce he alerted the USA military and border patrol to ensure the caravan did not enter the U.S.

A Honduran-born leader of the migrant caravan trying to make its way through Mexico says U.S. President Donald Trump should stop accusing the caravan of harboring terrorists. "If he doesn't repent, he's going to hell".

Trump tweets: "Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S".

While many people agree that this is a humanitarian crisis there are those who are sharing the view that the United States should not be invaded by illegal immigrants.

President Trump also expressed disappoint with Mexico's government for failing to block thousands of migrants headed toward the US border. Since beginning their journey, the migrants have traveled either by bus or on foot through Honduras, Guatemala, and now Mexico in an attempt use the latter country's northern border to infiltrate the US illegally, according to The New York Times. "The more that the border has become militarized between the USA and Mexico, the more perilous and the more expensive the journey has become for Central Americans". Trump has proposed foreign aid cuts before, only to have Republican and Democratic lawmakers reject them and allocate the funds via massive spending bills Trump was forced to sign to avert more government shutdowns on his watch. For many of those making the journey, the goal is to flee poverty and violence at home.

The group voted in favour of continuing their journey, and they managed to pass the authorities.

He has threatened to stop giving aid to countries like Honduras and Guatemala, where numerous migrants have come from.


Mexican authorities have taken a firmer stand against this caravan than the one that traversed the country in the spring - partly at the urging of Mr. Trump, who threatened to cancel the trade deal he is planning with Mexico unless officials block entry.

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested Sunday that the United States, Canada and Mexico work out a joint plan for funding development in the poor areas of Central America and southern Mexico.

"There are more sick people".

United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said large numbers of migrants were still arriving in Mexico and were "likely to remain in the country for an extended period". "Must change laws!", Trump wrote on Twitter, without clarifying what he meant.

After being temporarily halted by Mexican police in riot gear as they tried to cross the Guatemalan border in Mexico, the group reorganized and vowed to march to the USA border.

The Trump administration has signalled its intentions to throttle legal immigration from the region even further.

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